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Greenville County School buses get Wi-Fi over spring break

Greenville County School buses get Wi-Fi over spring break


S ARE MAKING SURE IT’S USED CORRECTLY.>>RIGHT NOW, I’M GOING TO GREENVILLE COUNTY SCHOOL BUS AND AS YOU CAN SEE MY LAPTOP HOOKED UP TO WI-FI. NOW THEY’RE PUTTING WI-FI ON GREENVILLE COUNTY SCHOOL BUSES SO THAT JUST OVER 26,000 STUDENTS CAN DO HOMEWORK O SOMETIMES HOUR LONG BUS RIDES OVER SPRING BREAK. 115 OF THE SCHOOL BUSES RECEIVED WI-FI, BUT BY THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR, THEY’RE HOPING ALL 425 WILL HAVE IT. IT’S PART OF A STATEWIDE GRANT. $3 MILLION WAS SET ASIDE TO PUT WI-FI IN ALL SCHOOL BUSES ACROSS THE STATE. BUT ACCORDING TO BILL BROWN, NOT EVERYONE TOOK ADVANTAGE OF IT.>>AT A MEETING IN JANUARY THEY FUND THE ENTIRE FIVE YEARS FOR US BECAUSE ONLY 8 SCHOOL DISTRICTS APPLY FOR THE GRANT.>>THE COST TO PUT WI-FI IN ALL GREENVILLE COUNTY SCHOOL BUSES,JUST OVER $1.2 MILLION A SMALL PRICE TO PAY FOR THE AMOUNT OF WORK STUDENTS CAN GET DONE ON THEIR DAILY TREKS. >>IT CAN BE ANYWHERE FROM 20 TO 60 SOME OF THE LONGER ONES OR 90 MINUTES THE AVERAGE DRIVE TI IS ABOUT 42 MINUTES.>>AND FOR THOSE WORRIED ABOUT HOW OFFICIALS ARE MAKING SURE STUDENTS USE THE WIFI FOR THE RIGHT REASONS BROWN SAYS THE BUSES WILL HAVE THE SAME PROTECTION AND FILTERS AS CLASSROOMS DO>>WE CAN MONITOR RIGHT DOWN TO THE INDIVIDUAL STUDENT TO MAKE SURE THEY’RE USING IT APPROPRIATELY. >>THESE ARE THE BUSES IN THE DONALD’S AND TAYLOR’S AREA THEY HAVE ALL BEEN EQUIPPED WITH WI-FI AS YOU CAN TELL HERE FROM THE SIGN. ANY SCHOOL BUS THAT HAS WI-FI WILL HAVE THIS SIGN WITH THE NUMBER AT THE BOTTOM TO CALL SHOULD THEY HAVE ANY ISSUES GETTING INTO THE WI-FI.


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